Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii has announced a five-store development agreement, according to a press release shared with What Now Phoenix.
The deal will bring locations to the Chandler and Gilbert areas over the next five years.
Owned by franchisees Aaron and Lisa Rutter, the pair opened their first Bad Ass Coffee location at CityScape in downtown Phoenix in January 2022, before acquiring Bad Ass Coffee’s legacy store in Tolleson. They are now in the midst of a full remodel of that location – with a grand re-opening targeted for January 2024 – and have now signed a five-unit development agreement that will bring locations to the Chandler and Gilbert over the next five years. The first location is set to open in Chandler by fall 2024.
The press release shared the following about the chain: “Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1989 with the dream of sharing American-grown, premium Hawaiian coffee with customers everywhere. In addition to premium coffee from the famous Kona region of the Big Island, Bad Ass Coffee also sources from Kauai and Maui. Beyond premium Hawaiian coffees, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii serves up a full menu of popular blended drinks, signature lattes, cold brews, teas, innovative foods with a Hawaiian twist, and branded merchandise.”
The Rutters did not immediately reply to What Now Phoenix‘s request for comment.